“People from 35 countries died in the crash six minutes after the plane took off from Ethiopia’s capital for Nairobi. Ethiopian Airlines said the senior pilot issued a distress call and was told to return but all contact was lost shortly afterward” A crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight killed 157 people, including at least 21 UN staffers. AP: 3 nations ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash.

+ “While the flight recorders have now been recovered and must be analyzed, the disaster bore similarities to the doomed Lion Air 737 Max that crashed in October.” Bloomberg: Boeing in Crisis After Second 737 Max Crash in Months.